Audi A8 equipped with Goodyear OE tyres.
Goodyear Europe has announced that its Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 and UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 tyres have been selected as original equipment for the new Audi A8.
The luxury sedan will be offered with the UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 winter tyres in sizes 235/55R18 104H XL and 265/40R20 104V XL and the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 summer tyres in sizes 255/45R19 104Y XL and 265/40R20 104Y XL. The tyres will be marked AO and AO1 to indicate their selection as original equipment. For a quiet and comfortable ride, Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 incorporates an open-cell polyurethane foam element applied to the inner surface of the tyre that works directly to reduce the tyre air cavity resonance produced by the air vibration.
The technology can help make the vehicle’s cabin up to 50% quieter compared to regular tyres without compromising driving performance, Goodyear claims. Nick Harley, Goodyear’s managing director of OE consumer in EMEA, said: “Being chosen by Audi to produce original equipment for its groundbreaking new A8 top-class luxury saloon is a great reward for our Goodyear engineers. They have delivered tailor-made tyres to address the needs of demanding Audi A8 drivers, looking for a unique and dynamic driving experience with excellent handling, comfort and performance in all road conditions.”